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ERIC Number: ED453345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: Census 2000 Brief.
Grieco, Elizabeth M.; Cassidy, Rachel C.
This report describes race and Hispanic origin in the United States and discusses their distributions at the national level. It is based on the Census 2000 Redistricting Summary File. Census 1990 questions on race and Hispanic origin were changed for Census 2000, because the federal government considers race and Hispanic origin to be two separate, distinct concepts. Census 2000 used established federal guidelines to collect and present data on race and Hispanic origin. In 2000, 281.4 million people resided in the United States, and 35.3 million were Latino. The race data collected by Census 2000 includes seven categories: White, African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, some other race alone, and more than one race. The overwhelming majority of the U.S. population reported only one race. Only 2.4 percent reported two or more races. The Office of Management and Budget identified four combinations of two races for civil rights monitoring and enforcement. This report discusses Census 2000 results for the seven population categories. Overall, 9 out of 10 Hispanics reported White alone or some other race alone. (SM)
U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233. Tel: 301-457-4100; e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.